Well, according to an article by Steven Impey in the latest Manufacturers’ Monthly, it is hoped that Australia could gain that title. It’s the result of a multi-million dollar research project to separate hydrogen from Australia’s mixed gas streams. The hope is that it could plug the gap in global energy technology by presenting an alternative to liquefied natural gas (LNG) and could make Australia the world’s number one renewable fuel provider.
The technology would enable Australia to deliver renewable energy across the world’s fastest growing region – the Asia Pacific. It would be transported in liquid form as renewable ammonia and be efficiently converted back to pure hydrogen for cars, buses, power generation and industrial processes.
The exciting prospect is that this market didn’t even exist a decade ago and now positions Australia as the leading provider. See more here.